Grateful Dead Live at Roosevelt Stadium on 1973-08-01
complete show from most up to date SBD sources with AUD patches;
compiled from S. Kaplan and N. Weiner seeds;
source 1: SBD>MR>R>R>D>CD>EAC>SHN;
source 2: SBD>MR>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN;
source 3: AUD>MR>C>C>C>CD>EAC>SHN;
See info file for details; Seeded to etree by JCotsman; With thanks to Alan Schlissel & Jeff Cook
Subject: Happy birthday Jerry! :)
Subject: An Outstanding Morning Dew
Subject: '73 is Stella
Subject: Happy Jerry, Birthday
Subject: alot of people there
Subject: we all think of you on this grateful day
Subject: And We Bid You Goodnight
Subject: This is not the best SBD here
Thanks Archive for providing so many versions.
Happy Birthday Jerry, where-ever you are!
Subject: jerry's b-day
i find this version of 'Eyes' to be very overrated as well- i have no idea why this is included on the 10 top all-time best list. like someone else said, just too unfocused. perhaps it will gel with more listens, but i could list a dozen or more versions which are far superior.
still, there are some very nice jams in the second set, specifically during the 1st half of Dark Star. Morning Dew is great also.
Subject: holy cow
the rest of the show was just great in general, liked the casey jones, got rockin and the jam on they love each other was something special
Subject: Captain Doubledose comments
The show is a 5, and a real 5, not a '94 or '95 "5".
But the funniest thing is people commenting on Capt. DoubleDose. Seriously, his name is Capt. Doubledose. Do we need to question where he got the song lengths from?
Long story short...download this mother, she's worth it.
Subject: Calling Owlsley!!!
Subject: Dark Star>El Paso>Eyes>Morning Dew....Wow
Subject: Jerry's b'day lasted for 2 shows! wow! electric!
Roosevelt Stadium was the smokin' follow-up to the June 9 & 10 shows at RFK Stadium, in Wash D.C. Watkins Glen was way too many people for me to enjoy it, but I went there with my friends. I saw many of the other east coast shows in '73, up north, like Nassau Colliseum and the Spectrum. RFK Stadium had the best "sound" I ever heard -- hands down. The Dead played great there. It was the sound system that nailed it. Best sound that I EVER heard coming out of a PA System, period! Perfect. Roosevelt Stadium came in 2nd for me because these 2 shows are very exciting. The sound has tinny moments. Definitely very special. Definitely history. The best of the Wall of Sound era.
RFK Stadium Sat & Sun shows, June 9 & 10, 1973:
Subject: aT THE SHOW
Subject: Listen to Eyes
I must confess, that unlike some others, I do prefer the 2 drummer sets -- it's a syncopation thing. But, Phil and jerry sound great -- swimming around your mind like a couple of dragonflies on a warm summer night. :)
Grab the best headphones you've got, slap 'em on. And go!
Subject: playin' WITH The Band
my friend's older brother went to both shows, two nights in a row. whoa. we'd never heard of anyone doing that before..!
at 16, i'd never seen so many real hippies before. i wanted to be one when i grew up.
Subject: great but...
5 for performance
3.5 for sound
Subject: Fantastic 73 Power
Subject: Was at the show
Subject: One Of The Best Dark Stars Ever
As an aside, the dark Star>El Paso jam is one that we would often play in the hotel after shows as everyone was getting ready for bed and trying to crash out. This was not because it is a boring jam, it is definitely not that, but the jam after the verse and into El Paso is long and very spacey and is a perfect jam to get your mind to stop racing and relax, it worked every time!!
Get this show!!
Subject: SEVEN STARS!!!
The Dark Star>El Paso>Eyes>Dew section would merit the highly coveted 6th star on its own...
And the crowning seventh is due to the ABSOLUTELY PERFECT MIX (thank you, David Gans)
btw, the rest of the show doesn't sound as good but it's still great music, the whole night (Jerry's b-day) was blazing.
Subject: EYES BABY!
a little more in the mix.
Subject: Watermelon man
Subject: capn doubledose
Subject: Around & Around may be the best ever?
Dark Star weighs in at a hefty 37 mins and Eyes is close to 30 put these together and you have an average 80's 1st set and they both crush it as well.
MORNING DEW IS ONE OF THE BEST THEY EVER PLAYED.
Subject: Jerry's birthday!
The highlight for me is Row Jimmy > Dew. Jerry is in control and the boys follow. I love this show...Thanks to all those who made it available.
Subject: Good Recoding strategy
A plus from this era - it is always special to see/hear Jerry as lead on four of five consecutive tunes (ROW>DARK STAR>el paso>EYES>DEW), which genuinely notes/archives how deeply Jerry would get in a groove that no one (especially the other members) wanted to end, and he delivered accordingly. And, further more, this only goes to prove why this band should have stayed silent after his passing, for, as Pete Townsend commented about bringing in 17 instruments when they performed TOMMY and QUADROPHENIA, "Look what we had to do to replace Keith Moon" - no reorganization or replacement effort can supply the artistic/beauty levels Jerry brought to the table. Jerry was already (born) at the artistic level most of the other members sought (why they followed his "lead" in more ways than just onstage), and only Mickey has (independently) reached close to such levels since.
Subject: wow! Unique and Beautiful
Subject: Phil Star!!
Subject: As good as it gets
Subject: Burn This.
Subject: Dark Star: King Crimson Tease
Subject: The Dark Star jam is tops
Bill's drums are louder than normal in the mix, a nice change in sound not heard on too many tapes. If you dig unique Dead music, this Dark Star is a must-hear.
Subject: Amazing show
Subject: Dark Star!!!!!